Radiality in Earlier Egyptian grammar
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the Fourth Internation Conference on Egyptian Grammar (Crossroads IV), Basel, March 19-22 2009; Lingua Aegyptia 17 / [ed] Müller, Matthias & Uljas, Sami, 2009, 277-290 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Middle Egyptian grammar is argued to show systematic reduction of grammatical coding of semantic differences in negative, passive, second tense, non-asserted, and relative environments vis-a-vis affirmative, active, indicative, and assertive constructions. This phenomenon, termed radiality, is argued to reflect the status of the former type of situations as cognitively non-canonical and more peripheral.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 277-290 p.
Grammaticalisation, Cognitive linguistics
Research subject Egyptology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-182106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-182106DiVA: diva2:558498
The Fourth International Conference on Egyptian Grammar (Crossroads IV)